- The murder trial for Indiana man, Joseph Oberhansley, 38, began on Thursday
- He’s accused of stabbing to death ex-girlfriend, 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton
- Prosecutors said Oberhansley also removed and consumed parts of her organs
- He reportedly used electric jigsaw to open victim’s skull and ate part of her brain
- The so-called ‘cannibal killer’ also allegedly devoured parts of her heart and lung
- But Oberhansley has called the claims against him ‘lies’ and insists he is innocent
- Oberhansley was found mentally not competent to stand trial in October 2017
- He was hospitalized for more than six months at Logansport State Hospital
- Last year, a doctor from Logansport certified that Oberhansley was competent
- He was released back to police and a judge ruled he was capable to be tried
- Jury selection began Monday for his trial that could take up to two weeks
The murder trial has begun for an Indiana man who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in September 2014 and eating her body parts after their breakup.
Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said in his opening statement on Wednesday that evidence will show old Joseph Oberhansley, 38, kicked in the door of Tammy Jo Blanton’s Jeffersonville home nearly five years ago and stabbed her to death.
Mull said Oberhansley then removed and consumed parts of her organs, including her brain.
‘Joseph Oberhansley butchered Tammy Blanton like you wouldn’t kill a livestock animal,’ Mull said, according to the Courier-Journal.
Mull said Oberhansley had gone to the 46-year-old’s home to ‘talk some sense into her’ after she broke off their relationship. READ MORE…